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The production of large-sized metallic waste by dismantling operations and the evolution of the specifications of the waste to be stored in the different European countries will create a need for large standard containers for the transport and final disposal of the corresponding waste. The research conducted during the 1984-1988 programmes, based on a comparative study of high-grade concrete materials, reinforced with organic or metallic fibres, led to the development of a high performance container meeting international transport recommendations as well as French requirements for shallow-ground disposal. The material selected, consisting of high-performance mortar with metal fibre reinforcement, was the subject of an intensive programme of characterisation tests , demonstrating the achievement of mechanical and physical properties comfortably above the regulatory requirements. The construction of an industrial prototype and the subsequent economic analysis served to guarantee the industrial feasibility and cost of this system, in which attempts were made to optimise the "finished package" product, including its closure system.

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Authors: JAOUEN C, SGN, Montigny-le-Bretonneux (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12563 FR (1990) 21 pp., FS, ECU 5
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